ITANAGAR, Jun 20: The Doimukh MLA Tana Hali Tara has informed that tender process for Itanagar to Jote road ( one of the most important and much needed smooth roads of district and state) has been started and work will start soon. Talking to the press here on Sunday Hali said Rs 89 crore has been sanctioned for the project.
“Chief Minister Pema Khandu took a decision to declare it as the first state highway. He kept his promise and placed funds for construction of this highway even though due to Covid 19 situation the fund has become an issue in the whole country,” said Hali.
In the first phase the highway will be constructed upto NIT Jote. “This project will be taken up in a phased manner. In the first phase it will cover 21 KM. It will be a 2 lane highway. In future this Itanagar to Jote road will be expanded and it will reach upto Lemmi in Pakke Kessang,” informed MLA Hali.
Several other infrastructure which include Film & Television institute, Entrepreneur Development Institute, Bamboo processing training institute, Sangdupota circle headquarter and apart fo that more than 6-7 thousand population are living in the vicinity several other important project may also come up slowly and the area will be one of the developed area adjacent to the state capital soon but before the connectivity should be in better. Hali said.
Once completed this highway from Itanagar to Lemmi will shorter the distance between capital complex and districts like East Kameng, West Kameng and Tawang, he added.
The MLA has sought cooperation of people to complete the highway. “CM Pema Khandu and the state government is committed to complete Itanagar to Jote highway. But the government needs cooperation from locals in this regard,” said Hali.
Further MLA Hali briefed that work at NIT Jote has resumed after the government of India sanctioned Rs 300 crore to complete the infrastructure project. “The whole campus was left abandoned for many years. However, with the support of CM Khandu and MoS Kiren Rijiju the government of India agreed to sanctioned Rs 300 crore to complete the work,” Hali said.
The MLA said he has suggested the NIT director to focus on completing infrastructure on a need basis. “First focus on completing the construction of accommodation of teaching faculties, classroom, hostel, library, laboratory. After that only other projects should be taken up,” Hali said.
Hali also claimed that Jarbom Gamlin Law College at Jote has been fully renovated. “The work carried out in the initial phase was of very poor quality. However, after renovation the infrastructure of the college has improved considerably,” he added.